Venue and Transportation

The 29th International Symposium on Human Identification will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center. Located in the center of a vibrant walkable downtown, the Convention Center is mere steps from a variety of urban eateries, live music, professional sports, art museums and more.

We have negotiated a limited block of rooms at hotels within walking distance of the Convention Center. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and government rate rooms will sell out quickly, so if you are in need of one of these rooms, please book early. Please note that government rate rooms are for U.S. government employees only and identification will be required upon check-in. Please contact Tara Luther with any questions.

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown

Renaissance Phoenix Downtown

We’ve secured a block of rooms at the nearby Renaissance Hotel. A limited block of rooms will be available at the government rate of $124 per night, with other rooms available for $229 per night. A U.S. Goverment ID is required to book at the government rate. Any cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance.

Book a standard Room                                                                                                                                                                      BOOK A GOVERNMENT ROOM

Hyatt Regency Phoenix

Hyatt Regency Phoenix

A room block is available at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, directly across the street from the convention center. There are a limited number of rooms available at the government rate of $124 per night, with other rooms available for $229 per night. A U.S. Goverment ID is required to book at the government rate. Please note that cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance.

Book Your Room

While early reservations are recommended to take advantage of discounted rates, please be sure to cancel your reservations prior to August 27, 2018 if you are unable to attend or you cannot use the reservations. This will make the rooms available for other attendees and will help ISHI avoid the financial penalties associated with cancellations made after the room block closes.

*Please note: companies such as Convention Housing Services, Expo Housing,, and Convention Expo Travel have not been contracted by ISHI to book attendee rooms during the symposium. These companies are not related to our meeting, and were not provided attendee or exhibitor contact information by ISHI. To book your hotel room, please use the link above, or the link found on your registration confirmation page.


The Renaissance is approximately 4 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). The hotel does not provide a shuttle to or from the airport, but the following are great options.

SuperShuttle: Vans operate 24 hours on a scheduled basis, with vans departing every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Rates are zone based and typically range from $12 to $46 for the first passenger. Each additional residential passenger per reservation is $8 regardless of zone. All major credit cards are accepted. Book your ride here.

Taxi: The estimated taxi fare is $15 each way. Taxi service is readily available at

  • Terminal 2: east outside door # 8
  • Terminal 3: North curb, outside door # 7
  • Terminal 4: Level 1, North curb, outside door # 7 and south curb, outside door #6

Public Transportation: The Valley Metro Rail and Valley Metro Bus services are also available to transport you from the airport to downtown. The cost is $2 each way for bus transportation.